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Famous director Quentin Tarantino is releasing a new movie on Christmas day; it’s called ‘Django Unchained’ and it narrates the story of a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Django) that, with the help of his mentor, sets out for the rescue of his wife from a cruel plantation owner.
The new ‘Kill Bill’ director’s movie counts with the participation of the ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ actor Jamie Foxx as Django, ‘Inglorious Basterds’ actor Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Shultz (Django’s mentor) and the ‘Titanic’ star Leonardo Di Caprio as Calvin Candi who is the Mississippi plantation owner that has kidnapped Django’s wife.
The new Tarantino movie is based on another movie from the sixties called ‘Django’ made by the Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci, in which the Italian actor Franco Nero played Django. Corbucci’s movie is considered one of the most influential Spaghetti Westerns; it was originally banned in several countries because of the various violent scenes the movie has.
Quentin Tarantino is really excited about doing a western, but he wants his western to be different, he declared: “I feel like I’ve seen every story in a western, ad nauseum,” and added that “Westerns bend over backward to not deal with slavery.”
Jamie Foxx said that in order to interpret Django he had to pull from his experience of growing up in Texas, he confessed that “being called ‘nigger’ as a young kid growing up by grown people, it was something that I had to deal with coming from the south. By having that done to me, I was able to grasp what was being done in the script.”
‘Django Unchained’ was promoted by Quentin Tarantino in the San Diego Comic Con; he presented an 8 minute showcase special reel of footage from the film. The ‘Pulp Fiction’ director explained that ‘Django Unchained’ is a movie about a slave but is not a movie about slavery.
The movie takes place in the South two years before the Civil War and it basically focus on the story of a slave (Django) who is released and mentored by a bounty hunter (Dr. King Shultz) to become his partner. So the slave and his mentor start to seek the South’s most wanted criminals, but Django’s real goal is to find and rescue Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), which is the wife he lost to a slave trade long time ago.
‘Django Unchained’ is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone. It will be released in the United States by The Weinstein Company on December 25 and internationally by Sony Pictures.
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